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A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Named Desire


Choreography by Valerie Bettis
Music by Alex North
Adapted and Orchestrated by Rayburn Wright
Libretto based on Tennessee Williams' play
Scenery by Peter Larkin
Costumes by Saul Bolasni, Saul Bolasni

World Premiere

Slavenska-Franklin Ballet
October 9, 1952
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Cast:
Mia Slavenska (Blanche)
Frederic Franklin (Stanley)
Lois Ellyn (Stella)
Marvin Krauter (Mitch)

ABT Premiere

October 26, 1954
McCarter Theatre
Princeton, New Jersey

Cast:
Valerie Bettis (Blanche)
Igor Youskevitch (Stanley)
Christine Mayer (Stella)
Scott Douglas (Mitch)
Catherine Horn (Flower Vendor)
Joan Fisher (Woman from Upstairs)
Leslie Franzos (Neighbor)
George Tomal (Man from Upstairs)

ABT New York Premiere

April 13, 1955
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Nora Kaye (Blanche)
Igor Youskevitch (Stanley)
Christine Mayer (Stella)
Scott Douglas (Mitch)
Catherine Horn (Flower Vendor)
Joan Fisher (Woman from Upstairs)
Leslie Franzos (Neighbor)
George Tomal (Man from Upstairs)